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May 15 marks 73 years of Palestinian dispossession and attempts to erase Palestine from the map of the world. It also marks decades of Palestinian resistance and refusal to accept Israeli settler colonialism and occupation.

Join in the actions planned by members of the Canadian BDS Coalition and others.

The Canadian BDS Coalition joins to tackle hate & protect dissent

The Canadian BDS Coalition is pleased to be one of over 50 organizations representing more than 1 million Canadians sent a letter to Justice Minister David Lametti – LaSalle Émard Verdun & Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault today regarding the soon-to-be tabled online hate legislation.

Canadian BDS Coalition: 5 Years and Counting

The Canadian BDS Coalition: five years and counting. The Coalition founded in April 2016, includes organizations from across Canada that support the end of the occupation, equal rights in historic Palestine and the right of return, and the actions of boycott, divestment and sanctions targeting Israel’s system of settler-colonialism, occupation, and apartheid towards the Palestinian people.

During this time, the Coalition and its member groups have realized a number of victories including Raptors not going to Israel, Air Canada ending its main contract with Israel Areospace Industries mid term, and the non-renewal of a contract with Israel Electric by Hydro Quebec.

Boycott Israeli dates. Break fast with Palestinian Medjoul.

Learn more about what to consider when purchasing Medjoul Dates in Canada to ensure they are not from Israeli companies, and to ensure you are purchasing Palestinian product. Steps you can take, and tools to assist you in letting retailers know that you expect them to not carry Israeli Medjoul dates or any Israeli products.

Statement of Solidarity with Samidoun

The Canadian BDS Coalition, composed of twenty-five Canadian solidarity organizations, condemns this attack on Samidoun, the Palestinian prisoners’ movement, and Palestinian and international human right defenders..

The Coalition joins 550+ organizations in call to the UNHRC for Sanctions to hold Israel accountable

Rooted in institutionalised oppression, displacement, and dispossession of the Palestinian people since the start of the Nakba in 1948, Palestinians continue to experience an ongoing-Nakba – an ongoing reality of Israeli settler-colonialism and apartheid. Since 3 November 2020, Humsa al-Fawqa, a Palestinian community in the Jordan Valley, has been targeted, raided, and demolished six times by the Israeli occupying authorities.

Boycott Israel, Boycott TEVA, Free Palestine! Solidarity with Olivia Zémor!

The Canadian BDS Coalition expresses our strongest solidarity with Olivia Zémor, the president of CAPJPO-EuroPalestine in France. Olivia is being sued by TEVA Pharmaceuticals — the largest Israeli corporation by market value, a producer of generic pharmaceuticals — for publishing the call to #BoycottTEVA on the EuroPalestine website due to the company’s complicity in Israeli apartheid, colonization and occupation.

CPPIB urged to divest from Israeli war crimes

70+ organizations from across Canada and around the world, and 130+ individuals including former federal members of parliament Libby Davies & Jim Manly, former UN rapporteur John Dugard, Chris Hedges fromer NY Times bureau chief, academics, faith community leaders, labour leaders & many others have now signed.

Join the campaign & write your own letter.

Highlights for 2020

The following is a report on the work of the Canadian BDS Coalition during 2020. Our 25 member organizations include country-wide, regional and local groups from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island.

The Canadian BDS Coalition was formed in 2016 to bring together organizations in Canada that support the call for boycott, divestment and sanctions

Canadian BDS Coalition endorses letter calling on Puma to end its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association

The Canadian BDS Coalition was one of almost 30 organizations in Canada, including unions, student associations and social justice groups, who endorsed this letter to Puma calling on them to end their sponsorship of the Israel Football Association.(le français suit) December 9, 2020 Mr. Maguire, Senior VP, CanadaMr. Philion, CEO, Puma North America People in […]

In solidarity for justice for Ejaz Choudry

The Canadian BDS Coalition condemns the use of excess force by the Peel Regional Police that resulted in the murder of Ejaz Choudry on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

The Coalition recognizes the role the militarization of police plays in this blatant misuse of power, and condemns the training of Canadian police by Israeli security forces in Israel and Canada, and the elected officials and police leadership that funds and enables it.

How Canadian MPs in the Canada-Israel Inter-Parliamentary group are at the table of apartheid

magine a group of Canadian Members of Parliament representing four of the five federal parties sitting in the House of Commons, implicitly, if not explicitly, supporting Israel’s brutal apartheid regime by participating in the Canada Israel Inter-parliamentary Group which functions as little more than an internal pressure group the function of which is to normalize and consequently whitewash Israel’s apartheid regime. Within this group sit 19 members of the Bloc Québécois (of 32 Bloc Québécois MPs sitting in the House of Commons), 18 Conservative MPs, 16 Liberal MPs, 2 New Democrats and 9 Senators

Statement of solidarity with Black Lives Matter

The Canadian BDS Coalition believes in ending racial inequality, thus we support and stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We as a coalition believe in the importance of cross-solidarity across movements,

2019 Annual Report

Canadian BDS Coalition Working for Freedom, Equity and Justice The following is a report on the work of the Canadian BDS Coalition during 2019 The Canadian BDS Coalition was formed in 2016 to bring together organizations in Canada that support the Palestinian Civil Society Call through the BDS National Coalition (BNC).   To learn more about BDS, https://bdscoalition.ca/about-bds/ The Coalition […]

Canadian BDS Coalition submission to the United Church of Canada Taskforce on Palestine

Canadian BDS Coalition …working together to promote justice for Palestinians. http://www.bdscoalition.ca bdscoalition@gmail.com March 15, 2020 Dear Rev Dr Martha Ter Kuile and Task Force members: We in the Canadian BDS Coalition were pleased to learn that the United Church of Canada is reviewing the appropriateness of your existing policy, UCC Policy on Palestine and Israel […]

Canadian BDS Coalition call to speak out against Trump’s plan of impunity for Israeli war crimes

The Canadian BDS Coalition calls on civil society to stand against this impunity to the continued war crimes and human rights violations against the Palestinian people. Thus, the Canadian BDS Coalition calls on all people of conscience and the international community at large to respond to these plans by intensifying campaigns for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions. This includes a clear call to the Canadian government that sanctions be put in place as required under our own domestic law and our international law accountability related to the gross systemic human rights and international law violations by the Israeli government.

Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation and land defenders

The Canadian BDS Coalition expresses our total solidarity with indigenous rights and land defenders. we stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation and land defenders at the Unist’ot’en Camp and Gidimt’en and across Turtle Island who continue to resist Canada’s colonial incursions of their unceded territories.

Courage Céline, Fellow Artists ask you to say NO to Apartheid

The following message has been send to Céline Dion today from almost 50 fellow artists to Céline Dion on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Céline , the Canadian BDS Coalition would welcome your response, which we would be pleased to convey to your fellow artists. We would also welcome the opportunity to […]

#RaptorsDontGo Campaign Has Been Successful

The Canadian BDS Coalition is pleased to announce that the #RaptorsDontGo campaign has been successful. Our campaign was launched in June 2019, immediately following the Raptors victory in the NBA championship.
Now the 2019-20 NBA new season has now begun and there has been no reported public team visit; and continued silence from all of the team owners on this issue. The Canadian BDS Coalition is grateful that this visit did not materialize, as it would have given legitimacy to Israel’s war crimes. We feel the #RaptorsDontGo campaign also demonstrated the strength of popular grassroots campaigns that can mobilize to achieve justice for Palestinians. .

#IVotePalestine

In the upcoming Canadian general election scheduled for October 21, 2019 #IVotePalestine. Check out the details, and be ready to ask the candidates in your riding where they stand.

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